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cmd/compile: imperfect error message for embedding alias of pointer types #22004

go101 opened this issue Sep 24, 2017 · 1 comment


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commented Sep 24, 2017

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.9 linux/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


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package main

type T *int

type S struct {
	T // error: embedded type cannot be a pointer

What did you expect to see?

The error message should be embedded type cannot be alias to a pointer for better.


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commented Sep 24, 2017

sorry, this is a bad report.
T is not an alias. :)

[edit] maybe embedded type cannot be a named pointer is better.

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